In recognition of the 35th year of the AIDS pandemic and to honor the work of the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont (APSV), “A Weekend to Remember & Celebrate… Life, Loss, Love” will be presented at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main Street in Brattleboro, Vermont.
The benefit weekend begins on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30pm with the one-night-only performance of the 1989 show, “Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens,” the first piece written about the AIDS pandemic. Elegies is a song cycle with music by Janet Hood and lyrics and additional text by lyricist Bill Russell.
On Sunday, October 16, the 1955 film, “All That Heaven Allows,” starring Rock Hudson will be shown at 4pm in the main theatre of the Latchis. This film is free and open to the public. Hudson was the first major Hollywood star to go public with an AIDS diagnosis.
Lead sponsor for the event is The Samara Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, helping to create a vibrant Vermont LGBTQ community. Net proceeds benefit the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont, a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1988.